September 24 2021 – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center announces the appointment of Darrin Cook to the position of Associate Administrator at the hospital. In this role, Cook will oversee environmental services, food and nutrition, security, and the emergency management program as well as special projects.
“We are very pleased to have Darrin as a part of the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center team to provide leadership for our hospital,” said Teresa Urquhart, chief executive officer with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “With his excellent track record, I am confident Darrin will continue to help further our mission of providing great care for our patients.”
Cook has 20 years of health care administration experience and comes to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center from Renown Health’s Institute for Heart and Vascular Health as an administrative director in Reno, Nevada. His responsibilities included overseeing the general medical cardiology, structural heart, and heart failure programs. In addition, he managed the intensive cardiac rehab program that aligned with the hospitals Cath labs, cardiac imaging, and CVORs.
Cook spent six years on active duty as a medical specialist with the United States Army, serving one tour in Kuwait as well as one year in the Army National Guard. Darrin holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.
About Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center:
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a 199-bed acute care hospital serving the medical and healthcare needs of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for over 50 years. The hospital was the first in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to perform open-heart surgery and has since remained one of the area’s leading heart hospitals, having performed nearly 19,000 open-heart surgeries and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations to date.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiac care and advanced minimally-invasive procedures including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), MitraClip, and Watchman. The hospital is the first in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County to adopt the minimally invasive convergent approach to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. The hospital’s outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is designed for people recovering from a heart attack, coronary bypass or valve surgery, and angioplasty or stent procedures.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers advanced orthopedic care to our community. Some of the services offered include: total joint replacements for hip, knee and shoulder, sports medicine, arthroscopy, podiatry, fracture management and inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation. In 2021, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center utilized the CORI robotic-assisted surgical system to perform knee replacements.
Additional services include an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, diagnostic imaging, general and robotic surgery, an Epilepsy Program and 24-hour emergency care. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s Emergency Department offers all private rooms and is equipped with technology to help increase patient comfort, reduce wait times and provide up-to-the-minute patient status, as well as immediate access to film-based radiological images, interpretations and related data. The hospital’s Epilepsy Program is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County to have a dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit that is equipped with long-term video monitoring, a specialized form of an EEG for patients who suffer from seizures. The hospital acquired the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System which can be used across a spectrum of minimally-invasive procedures such as cardiovascular, colorectal, general surgery, gynecology, urology and more.
The hospital was the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus from 2015 – 2021, and also was named a High Performance Hospital for Heart Failure in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was also named as the best heart center in Palm County from the Palm Beach Post 2020 Best of Palm Beach County Awards. For more information or for a complimentary physician referral, please call (833)-619-8831 or visit www.pbgmc.com.